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Appleton accountant stole $1M from company

Thirty-seven-year-old Appleton resident Jenissa Carlson is scheduled to appear in court in October in regards to six felony counts of theft in a business setting and four counts of forgery, allegations brought against her from her former employer, the Appleton Post-Crescent reported.

According to Outagamie County prosecutors, Carlson used her accountant position to steal over $1 million from Service Motor Co., a local farming equipment company, to indulge her online spending and cover credit card debts. The investigation into the matter started in March 2013 when the company’s president James Sommer realized checks addressed to a vendor were missing–Carlson had re-addressed them to herself to pay off debts.

Carlson apologized to Sommer via letter and sent him a cashier’s check for $6,089. She will plead not guilty.

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Former Kohler Company employee charged with embezzlement

On Friday, January 17, Kirk Riddle, a former employee of Kohler Co., was sentenced to 90 days in jail for embezzlement and theft.

In addition to prison time, Riddle was sentenced to three years of probation. He allegedly embezzled $117,000 from his employer to pay for escort services. In addition, he stole two $6,000 toilets from his company to install in his home.

During his hearing, Riddle thanked Kohler Co. and apologized for taking advantage of their finances. Riddle’s attorney cited alcoholism as the reason for Riddle’s behavior.

Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Timothy Van Akkeren subtracted the 41 days that Riddle had already served from his 90-day jail term.

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